Between a pandemic that has kept us at home and the sweltering heat that always accompanies this time of year, there are fewer and fewer reasons to put on a pair of jeans anymore. If you are looking to keep your denim in rotation right now, though, be my guest. But if you're anything like me, you'll be itching to discover some summer alternatives.
Fashion girls are on the same page here, and I've spotted them swapping looser bottoms into their summer outfits, and some rather chic ones at that. Taking the lead are billowy, wide-leg trousers and all manner of shorts from track shorts to knit shorts and even one rather chic new legging trend that will have you rethinking basic leggings. Once you discover these five fresh options, I have a hunch you'll also be inclined to branch out from your denim stack and into new territory. Who knows? Maybe you'll even discover a jean alternative that will get more airtime than your beloved jeans ever did.
Like it or not, long Bermuda-length shorts are here to stay. The tailored look is a favourite for when you want to look polished without trying too hard, which is why fashion people have been quick to choose them over jeans lately.
Leggings that hit just below the knee—also a Carrie Bradshaw favourite—are the latest trend that's bound to replace basic full-length leggings, and fashion girls are dressing them up just like Bradshaw would with pretty tops and heels.